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Are you ready for CPESN?

How much do you know about these local networks that are transforming independent pharmacy? CPESN – community pharmacy enhanced services networks – offer a promising way to differentiate yourself with both patients and payers.


Enhanced Services = Enhanced Revenues

Community pharmacists are providing more clinical services and getting paid for them, finding new ways to grow their business. Membership in CPESN (Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Networks) is a great place to start, but let’s dig deeper here on 4 profitable services that were highlighted at the last NCPA convention.


Should You Put a Kiosk in Your Pharmacy?

Self-service using computerized stands and booths now exists for everything from grocery checkout and restaurant orders to self-storage and mental health screening. The pharmacy industry is no exception in experimenting with kiosks, looking for new ways to serve both patients and their business.


The Importance of Being Human

As community pharmacists, we know that large-chain drugstores can pose a threat. But another competitor on the horizon should give pause to all pharmacists – all working people, for that matter. Artificial intelligence (AI) is raising alarm about its potential to take the bulk of human work away from humans. Separating the hype from what will actually happen is far from easy.


Speak Up to Stand Out, Your Voice in the Industry

It may seem like an extra burden to join and spend money on yet another professional organization, but the benefits of doing so are immense. When you join a professional organization that aligns with your core values, you can assess opportunities for becoming more involved, seek opportunities for networking, and drill down to your area of passion


With You through Changes: Heart of Texas Pharmacy Has Solutions to Meet Patient Needs

As a 36-year QS/1 customer, the Heart of Texas Community Health Center, known locally as Waco Family Health Center, has relied on pharmacy solutions that fit its unique setup and can be customized as the need arises. “I originally chose QS/1 in 1981 because it was the ‘Cadillac’ of all pharmacy systems,” said Glenn Rebber, R.Ph., director of pharmacy services.


Preparing You for New Standards and Regulations: Early Adopter - NCPDP SCRIPT Standard 2017071

Once again, QS/1 is leading the way to help you make the transition from the current version of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) SCRIPT standard to the new one as smooth as possible. Pharmacies and prescribers that transmit electronic prescriptions have a little more than a year to convert to the new version. Currently, pharmacies and prescribers that wish to prescribe electronically must transmit those e-prescriptions using the SCRIPT Standard version 10.6. On January 1, 2020, transmissions must be made using the New SCRIPT Standard version 2017071.